The perfectly-crafted movie bon mot is a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. If it can be adapted to situations in your own life, all the better. Here we assemble the lines that have been ringing around the Empire office all year, or which we think are particularly well-crafted.
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"Plan B? We need a plan C, D, E. We need more alphabets!"
FAST & FURIOUS 6
"DO YOUR FUCKING JOBS. BRING ME PEOPLE TO KILL."
ZERO DARK THIRTY
"It does not surprise me that the Devil is an Irishman."
A FIELD IN ENGLAND
"YOU CAN'T KILL HITLER OR SHAG HELEN OF TROY."
"I HATE SPACE."
"Are you an effective team?"
"Why don't you climb back into your rocket and fuck off back to Legoland, you cunt!"
THE WORLD'S END
"By the hymen of Olivia Newton John!"
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
"You may call me Hitch. Hold the Cock."
"TODAY, WE ARE CANCELLING THE APOCALYPSE!"
"Why don't you and I play a game of 'Fuck Off'. You go first."
OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
"I'LL PAY YOU... IN NEVERUARY!"
"Buzzard's guts, man! I am the President of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me these votes."
"First rule of magic: always be the smartest person in the room."
NOW YOU SEE ME
"Don't be creepy, don't be creepy, don't be creepy."
"Mother Nature is a serial killer."
WORLD WAR Z
"You are the fucking mayor of Crazytown, do you know that? You are!"
"I like the way you die, boy."
"A wise man can learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends."
"'WARMACHINEROX' with an X, all caps."
IRON MAN 3
"I'M CHILLIN' WITH MY GUAC FROM MY CHIP HAT"
DESPICABLE ME 2
"If you ride like lightning, you're gonna crash like thunder"
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
"Go fuck yourself, pretty boy!"
"There is nothing more reassuring than knowing that the world is crazier than you are."
THOR: THE DARK WORLD